Europe may be relatively small compared with Asia or the Americas, but it is a hub of technology. Many of the biggest tech conferences and events in the world take place in countries like France, Germany, and England.
If you’re looking for a chance to check out the latest innovations in your field or to network and share ideas with the brightest minds in the business, look no further! We might be halfway through the calendar already, but some of the best tech events of 2022 are still to come.
Remember to make sure you have any visas or travel authorizations you need before traveling to Europe. Luckily, most European countries, have a visa waiver list, so depending on your nationality, you might travel visa-free. To find out how travel rules for the EU will change in 2023, check here.
Dublin Tech Summit
15th-16th June 2022
It might not have the catchiest name, but the Dublin Tech Summit is quickly becoming one of Europe’s premier events in B2B tech. The 2-day conference features over 200 speakers, including figures from Google, Spotify, Zoom, and MIT Technology.
Over 8000 people are expected to attend. Sessions are carefully planned to provide opportunities to connect and build partnerships.
Dublin is known as one of the most active tech hubs on Earth. It is now the EMEA base for a number of the biggest international companies and the Dublin Tech Summit has grown into a massive industry event as a result.
The Irish capital is the perfect place to learn about the latest innovations. Outside of the conference, you can explore the historic city. Plus, who wouldn’t say no to a pint of Guinness fresh from St James’ Gate to cap off the day?
Viva Technology (Paris, France)
15th-18th June 2022
Ah, Paris! The Eiffel Tower, the Champs-Élysées, Notre Dame, and… Europe’s biggest tech conference! Viva Technology is one of the top opportunities to network with the biggest and brightest in the industry, boost your profile, and pitch to investors on the international stage.
The conference includes challenges such as an exciting accelerator contest, as well as talks from leaders and icons in the tech world. Previous speakers include CEO of Apple Tim Cook and the co-founders of Canva, Klarna, and Slack.
You’ll be in good company with around 26,000 industry leaders attending Viva Technology in 2022.
If you can’t make it in person, don’t worry! The pandemic saw Viva Technology become a hybrid event, reaching over 119 million people in 2021 thanks to its online component.
If you do decide to go, however, here are some tips on how to eat while you travel without spending money.
IFA (Berlin, Germany)
2nd-6th September 2022
If you’re in the consumer and home electronics industry, you’ll be well aware of Europe’s biggest conference for this sector: IFA.
The 2022 edition promises to be one of the greatest yet. Over 5000 media outlets from all over the globe are coming together to gauge the latest trends in tech. IFA is part trade show and part conference, so expect to find the best of both worlds.
You couldn’t ask for a better setting than Berlin, either. The verdant Witzleben district of the German capital means you’re close to the Forest Grunewald national park and Charlottenburg Palace.
Web Summit (Lisbon, Portugal)
1st – 4th of November 2022
Described by the New York Times as “a grand conclave of the tech industry’s high priests”, Web Summit is a creative tour de force, where Silicon Valley’s biggest names and greatest minds make up the guest list every year.
There are 2 Web Summit events this year: one in Tokyo and the other in Portugal’s beautiful capital. The company also holds sister events, including Toronto’s Collision conference and Hong Kong’s RISE.
With the Atlantic seascape and Lisbon’s beautiful old town at your feet, this is the perfect place to be inspired as the tech industry asks, after all the uncertainty of the past few years, this simple question: “Where to next?”
AI & Big Data Expo (London, UK)
1st-2nd December 2022
London’s Olympia Centre will play host to the AI & Big Data Expo 2022 — one of the world’s biggest showcases of artificial intelligence and data science.
International leaders in the field will come together to network, share strategies, and show off the latest innovations. The expo is a 2-day experience with some of the biggest names in tech lined up as speakers. Famous organizations expected to be in attendance include Spotify and the BBC.
If your company relies on automation and machine learning, the AI & Big Data Expo is a must. With case studies on cutting-edge technologies and advances in AI and data science, there is no better way to keep up with the ever-upgrading field.